NEW YORK (AP) - NBC will provide live coverage of six major prep
races for the Kentucky Derby over four consecutive weekends
starting next March.
The series will be highlighted by a 90-minute live broadcast on
NBC featuring the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct in New York and the
Santa Anita Derby in California on April 7.
The other four Derby preps are the Spiral Stakes from Kentucky's
Turfway Park on March 24 and the Florida Derby from Gulfstream on
March 31, both of which will air on the NBC Sports Network (the new
name for the Versus channel), and the Blue Grass Stakes from
Keeneland and the Arkansas Derby from Oaklawn Park, to air on CNBC
on April 14.